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What's Hot This June
Posted on May 19, 2017 at 8:11AM by Dayna Cantelmi
Summer is on its way and that means there's more time to experience Columbia, SC through a line-up of seasonal events, concerts, exhibits and more! Keep reading for a roundup of things to ...
Columbia SC's Faces of Travel: Lee Snelgrove with One Columbia for Arts and History
Posted on May 11, 2017 at 7:43AM by Dayna Cantelmi
U.S. Travel Association's National Travel and Tourism Week is upon us once more! This year's theme, the Faces of Travel, focuses on the people who make the tourism industry warm, welcoming ...
Columbia SC's Faces of Travel: Abby Naas with the Columbia Fireflies
Posted on May 9, 2017 at 10:32AM by Dayna Cantelmi
U.S. Travel Association's National Travel and Tourism Week is upon us once more! This year's theme, the Faces of Travel, focuses on the people who make the tourism industry warm, welcoming ...
Columbia SC's Faces of Travel: Chef Mike Davis with Terra
Posted on May 9, 2017 at 9:42AM by Dayna Cantelmi
U.S. Travel Association's National Travel and Tourism Week is upon us once more! This year's theme, the Faces of Travel, focuses on the people who make the tourism industry warm, welcoming ...
Columbia SC's Faces of Travel: Rita Patel with Hotel Trundle
Posted on May 8, 2017 at 1:20PM by Dayna Cantelmi
U.S. Travel Association's National Travel and Tourism Week is upon us once more! This year's theme, the Faces of Travel, focuses on the people who make the tourism industry warm, welcoming ...
Columbia SC's Faces of Travel: Trae Judy with Music Farm
Posted on May 8, 2017 at 7:00AM by Dayna Cantelmi
U.S. Travel Association's National Travel and Tourism Week is upon us once more! This year's theme, the Faces of Travel, focuses on the people who make the tourism industry warm, ...
What's Hot This May
Posted on April 27, 2017 at 6:10AM by Dayna Cantelmi
Between the weather, sports, concerts and festivals, there's no reason not to be out and about in the streets of Columbia, SC this May. Read on for a roundup of things to do below, then ...
What's Hot This April
Posted on March 23, 2017 at 1:32PM by Dayna Cantelmi
Welcome to Columbia SC - The Real Southern Hot Spot! This month is packed with events showcasing our food, culture, scenery and more. Keep reading for a roundup of things to do below, ...

South Carolina State Museum

  • 301 Gervais Street
  • Columbia, SC 29201
  • Phone: 803-898-4921
  • Fax: 803-898-4969
  • Hours: Monday 10am-5pm, Tuesday 10am - 8pm, Wednesday - Friday 10am - 5pm, Saturday 10am - 6pm, Sunday 10am - 5pm
  • Visit Website

The South Carolina State Museum is a one-of-a-kind facility located in the heart of downtown Columbia’s Congaree Vista. The historic building, filled with modern elements and unique features, makes for a beautiful and unforgettable event venue. The possibilities are endless with the vast amount of spaces available throughout. Whether a seated dinner for 50 or a reception for more than 1,000, your guests will be dazzled by all the State Museum has to offer.

AVAILABLE SPACES


Main Lobby
The museum’s expansive lobby embodies the facility’s original mill character through exposed bricks and ceilings, a wooden grand staircase that leads to the mezzanine and more. AVAILABLITY: Evening. CAPACITY: 500 seated; 1,300 reception.

MEZZANINE
The mezzanine’s location on the second floor overlooking the main lobby makes it a perfect location for evening events and receptions. AVAILABLITY: Evening. CAPACITY: 100 seated; 250 reception

PLANETARIUM LOBBY
With stunning views of the Congaree Vista and Gervais Street, the planetarium lobby is a unique space for evening receptions and parties. AVAILABLITY: Evening. CAPACITY: 200 seated; 400 reception.
 
BOEING OBSERVATORY & TERRACE
The Boeing Observatory is located on the museum’s fourth floor and offer an intimate event space featuring an adjoining terrace overlooking Columbia’s skyline. AVAILABLITY: Evening. CAPACITY: 40 seated; 80 reception.
 
MEETING ROOMS
The museum has a variety of spaces that are perfect for your next meeting or conference. AVAILABLITY: Day, evening depending on the room(s) you wish to utilize. CAPACITY: Varies depending on the room(s) you wish to utilize

 


 

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Accessibility
  • Handicap Accessible:
Pricing
  • Price Range Maximum: $$ - $101-150
The Cotton Mill Exchange Meeting Facility
  • # of Rooms: 6
  • Total Sqft.: 214,000
  • Theatre Capacity: 236
  • Classroom Capacity: 200
  • Reception Capacity: 1,000
  • Distance to Airport: 9

App4That: Interactive exhibit on the progression of technology

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Location: South Carolina State Museum
Times: Monday: 10:00 AM - 5:00 PM; Tuesday: 10:00 AM - 8:00 PM; Wednesday - Friday: 10:00 AM - 5:00 PM; Saturday: 10:00 AM - 6:00 PM; Sunday: 12:00 PM - 5:00 PM
App4That explores how smartphone applications have changed the way we live. Travel through time and learn how applications (apps) have changed the way we listen to music, how students learn and ...More»

South Carolina and The Great War

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Location: South Carolina State Museum
Times: Monday: 10:00 AM - 5:00 PM; Tuesday: 10:00 AM - 8:00 PM; Wednesday - Friday: 10:00 AM - 5:00 PM; Saturday: 10:00 AM - 6:00 PM; Sunday: 12:00 PM - 5:00 PM
Discover what life was like in the palmetto state on the eve of World War I, learn why America decided to join the war, examine the efforts South Carolina took to build up military forces, ...More»
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